Thursday, March 20, 2008

Don't Cry for Me, Styne and Sondheim - Take 2

"Gypsy" at the St. James Theatre, March 13, 2008

I'll hold firm to my review from last summer "out of town tryout" underwritten by at Encores!, except to say that Patti now sports a sassy red wig and I think Laura Benanti is the most amazing Louise I've ever seen.

The new question now is:

"Who's Mama Rose in the next Gypsy revival?"

My money is on Faith Prince.


Esther said...

The Encores production last summer was my first time seeing "Gypsy" on stage, so I can't compare it with any other version. But I agree with you that Laura Benanti was amazing. I was just blown away by how she transformed from a gawky teenager to a beautiful, self-confident stripper. It was also my first time seeing her, and she gave a wonderful, memorable performance.

Sarah B. Roberts said...

I think it would be Ebersole or Clark before it could ever be Prince.